Bookworm’s 5-Point Gun Manifesto; or why I believe in gun rights

“Enough of the silly numbers! Let’s talk now about the real killers of the 20th and 21st centuries: Governments killing their own people or engaging in genocidal attacks against specifically selected religious, cultural, or racial groups – all of them unarmed and defenseless.”

Source: Bookworm’s 5-Point Gun Manifesto; or why I believe in gun rights

What I’d like to write to my child’s teacher about his gun control advocacy in class

“The first reason is that, unlike freedom of speech, which is a generalized right, the right to bear arms is specifically and absolutely articulated: it “shall not be infringed.” Although we’ve long recognized that government can, in fact, infringe on this right, the standard to do so is incredibly high.

“The second reason the gun control argument cannot reach the high constitutional standard for imposing strict limitations on gun rights is because it forgets that guns don’t just take lives, they also save lives. Until one produces an accurate risk-benefit analysis, showing that more people die because of guns than are saved by them, one cannot meet the constitutional standard for infringing on the right to bear arms.”

Source: What I’d like to write to my child’s teacher about his gun control advocacy in class

I like this fantasy… make it so

Day One

“Barack Obama makes a rare Oval Office address at 8:00 AM, announcing the executive orders that anti-liberty Democrats have been pining for. These executive orders include:

•A determination that the National Rifle Association is a “domestic terror group.”

•An immediate ban on production, sale, or possession of all centerfire rifle ammunition “commonly used in military-style rifles” as “armor-piercing.”

•An immediate ban on the production, sale, or possession of all “military-style weapons,” which includes all detachable-magazine-fed semi-automatic rifles, shotguns, and handguns, bolt-action centerfire “sniper rifles,” and pump-action and lever-action centerfire rifles.

•A mandate for the creation of drop-off centers for citizens to surrender their banned firearms, magazines, and ammunition in every county seat.”

Article here.